La Grange Park man sentenced to 12 years in prison for child pornography

Published: Friday, Aug. 9, 2013 5:28 p.m. CDT • Updated: Friday, Aug. 9, 2013 9:41 p.m. CDT

LA GRANGE PARK – A 35-year-old La Grange Park man has been sentenced to 12 years and 7 months in federal prison after pleading guilty last year to electronically distributing child pornography.

Nathan Arger, of the 500 block of Spring Avenue, was arrested Sept. 22, 2011, following an FBI investigation that found he used a personal computer to download pornographic images of children. 

Arger has been held at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Chicago since pleading guilty in August 2012. He was sentenced Friday by U.S. District Court Judge Amy St. Eve in Chicago. 

Arger is a former Lyons Township High School nonfaculty staff member. During their investigation, FBI agents accessed Arger's files through a peer-to-peer network and found 700 images and 12 video files, including more than 100 images involving known victims identified by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

Linking the shared files to the Internet account at Arger’s residence, the FBI obtained a search warrant and reviewed his computer. The search produced 160 gigabytes of child pornography and child erotica.

There were also pictures and a video of Arger with two young girls, one partially nude, police said.

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